Pennsylvania sees surge in book ban attempts

MONROEVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY, LIBRARIANS SAY IT IS MAINLY CHILDREN’S BOOKS THAT ARE TARGET TO BE BANNED. SOME OF THE BOOKS ARE ABOUT DIVERSITY, BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE, AND LGBTQ. THEY INCLUDE “BORWN GIRL DREAMING”, “KIDS BOOK ABOUT RACISM”, “KIDS BOOK ABOUT TRANSGENDER”, “IMMIGRATION AND FEMINISM”. >> BANNING BOOKS IS BAD FOR EVERYONE. THIS IS NOT GOOD FOR ANY COMMUNITY. EVERYONE DESERVES TO BE REPRESENTED. >>THE PENNSYLVANIA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION SAYS THE STATE HAS RECORDED THE SECOND MOST ATTEMPTS IN THE UNITED STATES TO BAN THESE TYPES OF BOOKS. THEY SAY THEY KNOW WHO RUNS THE GROUP. . >> GROUPS ORGANIZED ON A SPECIFIC IDEOLOGY OR POLITICAL AGENDA WHO HAVE DEVELOPED A LIST OF RESOURCES AND BOOKS TO WHICH NO ONE SHOULD HAVE ACCESS. BOOKS AND MATERIALS THAT ARE CHALLENGED ON A BASIS OF PEOPLE OF COLOR, THOSE FROM THE GBD Q COMMUNITY – LGBTQ COMMUNITY, AND THOSE THAT REPRESENT DIFFERENT VIEWS ON DIVERSITY AND GENDER IDENTITY. >> IF SOMEONE DON’T LIKE A BOOK, THEY DON’T HAVE TO BORROW IT. BUT THEY CANNOT TAKE IT FROM ANOTHER COMMUNITY MEMBER. SHELDON: IN THREE WEEKS THE PENNSYLVANIA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION WILL MEET FOR ITS ANNUAL

Pennsylvania sees an increase in attempts to ban certain books from libraries and schools

Pennsylvania’s Library Association says a specific category of books is being targeted and challenged as harmful to children’s development. Watch the report in the video above. and fairness. “Banning books is bad for everyone,” says Monroeville Public Library Director Nicole Henline. “It’s just not good for any community. Everyone deserves to be represented.” Some of the targeted titles include “Brown Girl Dreaming”, “Kids Book About Racism”, “Kids Book About Feminism”, and immigration. Pennsylvania Library The association’s executive director, Christi Buker, said specific groups are leading the attempts to ban these books. said. Buker also says there is an explicit process the public must go through to have books banned from public libraries. Librarians from across the state will gather for the Pennsylvania Library Association’s annual conference in Harrisburg on Oct. 16, where censorship is set up as just one of the top agenda items.

Pennsylvania’s Library Association says a specific category of books is being targeted and challenged as harmful to children’s development.

Watch the report in the video above.

Librarians say Pennsylvania has had the second-highest number of attempts to ban books that focus on racism, diversity and equity.

“Banning books is bad for everyone,” says Monroeville Public Library Director Nicole Henline. “It’s not good for any community. Everyone deserves to be represented.”

Some of the targeted titles include “Brown Girl Dreaming”, “Kids Book About Racism”, “Kids Book About Feminism”, and immigration.

Pennsylvania Library Association executive director Christi Buker said specific groups are leading attempts to ban these books.

“Organized groups that follow a specific ideology or political agenda, with a list of resources and books that they believe no one should have access to,” Buker said.

Buker also says there is an explicit process the public must go through to have books banned from public libraries.

Librarians from across the state will gather for the Pennsylvania Library Association’s annual conference in Harrisburg on Oct. 16, where censorship is set as one of the top agenda items.

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